Child Development Care Coordinator
First 5 Alameda County - Alameda, CA

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First 5 Alameda County
First 5 Alameda County (F5AC)'s vision is that every child in Alameda County will have optimal health, development and well-being to reach his or her greatest potential. Our primary goals are to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten-third grade success and are free from abuse and neglect. Please see our website: for our Strategic Plan and reports on the impact of our work as well as the full job posting for this position.

The Position

Based on a national model, Help Me Grow Alameda County (HMG) is a countywide system to promote the development, learning and social-emotional health of children ages birth to 5. We partner with families and providers to meet children's developmental needs so they can get the best start in life.

The Help Me Grow Linkage Line is the entry point for the HMG system. By calling the Linkage Line, providers and families receive assistance with assessing and understanding children's development, and identification of and linkage to appropriate services and supports.

The Child Development Care Coordinator serves as the primary staff to the Help Me Grow (HMG) Linkage Line and is responsible for connecting with, providing information to, and linking families to services and community resources that will support and/or enhance their child(ren)'s development.

This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Help Me Grow Services Program Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree in child development, social work, counseling, psychology, early care or special education, or related field PLUS Three years experience working with children (birth to 5 years old) and their families including one year providing clinical assessment and/or consultation to at-risk families or providers who serve at-risk families. Ability to speak Spanish required.

Salary: $50,731 ($24.39/hour) to start, plus excellent benefits

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and your resume to

or mail to: Shandra Sheard, First 5 Alameda County, 1115 Atlantic Ave., Alameda, CA 94501

Application Period: Open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 27, 2013.

First 5 Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer